Ericsson Innovation Awards

The annual global student competition.

Ericsson Innovation Awards 2020

The 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) is a call to ‘Reclaim the Future.’ This year, the annual global competition calls on students around the globe to set major change in motion by committing to addressing the current and future challenges of climate action. Focused on how ICT/technology solutions can provide radical climate change mitigation for consumers and industry alike.

EIA 2020 theme: Reclaim the future

Ericsson is committed to making a real impact, that’s why our challenge for 2020 is to support a new generation of innovators to find solutions to the current climate change crisis focused on how ICT/technology solutions can provide radical climate change mitigation for consumers and industry alike.

Information Communication Technology (ICT) refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications. It is similar to Information Technology (IT), but focuses primarily on communication technologies. This includes the internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums.

In relation to our theme, it has been shown that ICT solutions have a calculated potential to reduce the global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 15%.

Be the one to act. To face the truth. To innovate. Be the one to reclaim the future.

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Get inspired

As a proud Nobel International Partner, we at Ericsson support outreach seminars, lectures, roundtables and exhibitions around the world, creating contexts that make you think, experiment and challenge each other. At the core of our partnership is a commitment to encourage knowledge, progress, innovation, and the overall power of ideas — a commitment shared by the Ericsson Innovation Awards, where we support you as young creators to make a positive impact on the world through innovative ICT solutions. Through the stories and advice of Nobel Laureates, we hope to inspire the next generation to reach new heights.

Get ready for the competition

Each year we launch a new Ericsson Innovation Awards season to challenge University students to come up with innovative ideas on how Information Communication Technology (ICT) can change the future. Learn more from our resources and get your team ready for the challenge.

How the competition works

Learn more about prizes, timelines, regional competitions and how to submit your idea.

Deliverables & judging

What’s due and when? How will you be evaluated? Learn more here.

Innovator resources

From lean business models to MVPs, our resources help you prepare your EIA submission.

Past competitions

EIA has been rewarding student innovation since 2015. See our past competitions and winners.

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